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    Icon14 Image of the Year Overall Winner 2010

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    So many great images and only one IOTY winner!
    That winner is Chris Kotze.
    Please join me in congratulating Chris Kotze for having his image "Catch of the Day" selected as the BirdPhotographers.Net Image Of The Year for 2010!

    Chris is being awarded a lifetime membership to BPN and a workshop with Artie Morris or 5 days on the Hooptie Deux with James Shadle.

    The image of the year contest is one of the benefits of being a BPN member. Only BPN members qualify to participate in the Image of The Week and Image Of The Year contests.

    We want to be completely transparent about our selection process. In order to avoid even the appearance of favoritism, all staff members had the opportunity to participate in nominating and selecting the winners.
    Here are the steps taken to select BirdPhotographers.Net's Image Of The Year.

    • First our staff members nominated one image from each image critique forum.


    • Second the nominated list of anonymous images were posted in a private selection forum.


    • Third our staff voted via poll for their favorite image in each category. If there was a clear cut winner, that became the Image Of The Year for it's category.


    • In case of a category tie, the images receiving equal votes were re-posted and voted on again until there was a winner by majority vote.


    • The ownership group selected the overall winner of BPN's Image Of The Year from the IOTY category winners by .

    The Image Of The Year Second Place Winner is Sid Garige.
    http://www.birdphotographers.net/for...010-Sid-Garige

    The Image Of The Year Third Place Winner is Stuart Bowie.
    http://www.birdphotographers.net/for...0-Stuart-Bowie
    Last edited by Arthur Morris; 03-14-2011 at 06:36 AM.

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    Congratulations Chris - well deserved!

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    Congrats Chris.

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    Congratulations Chris! Wonderful image.
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    Congratulations Chris - well deserved

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    You nailed it Chris. Big congrats.

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    Wow Chris, very well done.

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    Unbelievable image and an award so well deserved. You even captured a perfect HA on the hopper!!
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    Mazel tov to all on their awards and their truly mind-blowing images.
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    Congrats, Chris. What a memorable image!

    And Sid and Stuart, congrats to you both as well for your awards. Fine work!

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    Congratulations Chris, Sid and Stuart-Well deserved!
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    Congrats Chris! Well deserved.
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    Ah yes, remembering when this one was submitted and new that it was in with a chance, well deserved.
    BIG congrats!


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    Well deserved image Chris. Congrats.
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    Congratulation Chris!!! A well deserve image.

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    Huuge congrats. great image...very well deserved.

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    Congrats!
    Amazing image!

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    congrats on this Chris! stunning image...congrats to Sid and Stu too!
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    Way to go fellas!!! Chris, Sid, and Stuart...all of your winning images are fabulous!! Well deserved...

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    Congrats on an awesome image, Chris!

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    Congratulations Chris! Congrats to Sid and Stuart too... Well done!

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    Chris congrates on award, awesome stuff indeed.
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    A great image. I said before I was not surprised to see it in IOM, and once again I am not surprised to see it here. Wonderful!

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    Big time congratulations Chris on a super image! We all dream of getting a shot like this. Well deserved Overall IOTY honors!
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    Congrats Chris an amazing image.
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    Chris, this image is nothing short of magical.

    It embodies everything we strive for each time we head afield with our gear, our hopes and our dreams.

    Best congratulations on a honor so well-deserved.
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    WOW !! I'm overwhelmed and honoured. Thank so much to BPN and every one involved it's much appreciated.
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    Congratulations Chris. Awesome photo.

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    Huge congrats Chris! A magnificent image and the prize so well deserved.

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    Excellent image Chris, well deserved and congratulations.

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    Congrats to Chris and to all the winners. Wonderful work!

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    A perfect image! Congratulations on a very well deserved award Chris.

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    Superb, Chris. Well deserved. Thats 3 Images of the Year in a row for South Africa I think!! Sid and Stu adding to a great top 3 images for the year.

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    Congratulations Chris!

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    The Colors and timing are right on , a dream photo, thanks for sharing.

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    Congrats Chris!!! It was my favorite!

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    Congratulations Chris, awesome!
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    Unbelievable image! Congrats!

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    Congrats Chris.

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    Chris, I'm a late comer ,but congrats on a truly exceptional image ! Well done and well deserved! Makes us proudly South African !!

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    So many great images and only one IOTY winner!

    That winner is Chris Kotze.

    Fantastic image - Congratulations.

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    Simply Beautiful!

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    Congratulations Chris

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    Congratulations, Chris; it's lovely!

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    What timing! Beautiful bird and colors. Congratulations!

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    congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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